Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), recently shot a video for the upcoming second single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', which will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, »The Great And Secret Show«. The album is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31). Find pictures from the video below/attached.
Commented director Sam Scott-Hunter: "With this video I really wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room. So to do that we locked ourselves in a studio in deepest, darkest Suffolk, turned most of the lights out and the volume up, and we didn't come out again until we had that intense groove etched indelibly into the back of the camera. It's a dark song, and I wanted that heaviness to come across visually, but there's also an air of mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track. I hope when people watch this, they can turn the lights off, turn it up loud, and enjoy a really intense experience."
Added Dani Filth: "When we approached undertaking a video for the track 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', the intention was to create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context. The idea was to really bring out the performance of the track and marry it to phantasmagorical images, all cut to the massive pounding beat. Through the inclusion of smoke, strobe-lighting, fire, Theban masks, exotic dance and silhouette, we have endeavoured to create a mystic atmosphere in which we plunged the entire studio into complete and utter darkness, so that the viewer's full attention is focused on these aforementioned traits, set adrift against what appears to be the timeless whirls of space. Sam Scott-Hunter the director and his assistant for the day, band photographer Dex Jezierski, both pulled out all the stops to make this video come to horrid artistic fruition, and we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world. As a band we are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our dalliance with the dark arts and hope that viewers to this visual feast will enjoy it just as much as we did weaning the video from it's deep Satanic birth."
The band recently announced, that MTV JACKASS star Bam Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.
DEVILMENT also have released the third episode of the official album interview series. Check out Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about how the band met: http://youtu.be/osuDOM_VroU
The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
»The Great And Secret Show« was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTH, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, SYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.
The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w
The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls
The second episode can be watched at http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s
»The Great And Secret Show« tracklist:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover, feat. Bam Margera)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. Dani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal
08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli
10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan
13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik
14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club
15.11.14 D Herford - Club X
17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage
18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7
20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri
21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age
22.11.14 I Rome - Orion
23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club
You have been warned.